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    Blog Moved

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    This blog has moved to http://jamesconard.com .
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    DinnerNow 2.5 for .NET 3.5 RTM now released

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    On late Friday afternoon David and I posted a new build of the DinnerNow sample application on CodePlex.  The new version (2.5) is compatible  for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.  David essentially re...
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    Just released - Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (beta 3)

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    Hungry for some more developer resources or more developer labs? My team just released a Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit. This kit was originally designed and used as part of our early adoption program for ISVs (known as Touchdown). The kit...
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    DinnerNow.net video on Channel9

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    A few months ago Rory met with several members of our team ( Matt , David , Brett, Nigel , Jason , and discussed the DinnerNow.net sample application. The video is now live on Channel9. Enjoy!
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    TechEd Webcast on DinnerNow.net - starting soon

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    Just a reminder... Matt and David's session at TechEd titled ".NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together" which covers the DinnerNow.net scenario will start at 4:30 p.m. PST. You can login and watch the webcast live here . If you happen...
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    Looking for Orcas sessions at TechEd?

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    If you’re going to TechEd this week and you would like to learn more about the next release of Visual Studio ("Orcas") and the .NET Framework 3.5 there are several sessions scattered across different tracks. Here is a compiled list of the sessions that...
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    Going to TechEd Orlando next week?

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    I will be there and I'll try to leave my mark. ;) I will be there all week taking in a few sessions and presenting a couple demos for the session DEV334 - What's New in Windows Server 2008 for Developers. My manager, Neil Hutson , is giving the presentation...
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    Now Hiring - Technical Evangelists for Orcas and IIS7

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    I have two open positions on my team for Technical Evangelists. These are awesome opportunities that involve working with the latest technologies (such as Orcas and beyond), working with some of the smartest people in the industry, and impacting major...
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    DinnerNow.net TechEd session with Matt and David

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    Matt and David will be giving a presentation at TechEd on June 5th titled " .NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together ". They will essentially be breaking apart the DinnerNow.net sample application and talking about how we developed it...
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    Design for Operations (DFO) workshop in April

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    David Aiken is hosting a Design for Operations workshop at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA next month. The two day workshop will cover several aspects of developing more manageable applications, including instrumentation, Windows PowerShell, MMC,...
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    DinnerNow version 1.2 - Now available

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    Today we released an updated version of the DinnerNow sample on CodePlex. The new version includes several bug fixes and a few enhancements. Most of the bug fixes are related to the setup/configuration process. You can download the new version at http...
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    Go to Web School - Mix University

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    The Web/Live team in Developer & Platform Evangelism has been working on building some new labs, demos, and videos for various web technologies such as the Ajax extensions, RSS, Virtual Earth, and Media Center. This content is available on the Mix...
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    Come and get it while it's hot - DinnerNow.net 1.1 Released

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    It seems like it was just yesterday when I blogged about releasing the first version of the DinnerNow sample application.... wait, it was yesterday . :) Today David and Johnny fixed some issues with the Dependency Checker in the DinnerNow package and...
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    Get DinnerNow

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    For the last few months our evangelism team has been working on a sample application named DinnerNow.net. Basically, the sample focuses on the scenario of ordering food from various restaurants from an online marketplace. While the scenario sounds simple...
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    .NET Framework 3.0 has RTM'd!

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    The .NET Framework 3.0 is now available for download. You can find links and more info in my post here on the NetFx3.com site. I've never been more excited to uninstall a CTP. :) Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the release of WF, WCF,...
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    WCF .svc files in IIS7 on Vista RC1

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    My team has been working on a very cool demo scenario for a few months now. We've upgraded it from the June CTP, to the July CTP, and rencently to RC1 of the .NET Framework 3.0. Today I burned about an hour trying to get a demo working on Vista RC1. The...
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    Live Service Trace Viewer - Now available

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    Craig McMurtry released the code for his Live Service Trace Viewer on his blog today. Live Service Trace Viewer is a tool that alows you to view trace information between WCF nodes. The trace information is provided in a visual/WPF view. You can read...
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    Now Hiring - Architect Evangelist

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    I have an open position on my team for an Architect Evangelist. This job involves working with key customers to help them understand how to architect their application when using Microsoft's server technologies such as: - Windows Workflow Foundation ...
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    First case study for WF

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    As Vittorio Bertocci and Paul Andrew mentioned, the first case study for Windows Workflow Foundation is now available on Microsoft.com here . The case study describes how Polfer (Italian Railway Police) developed a document management solution using WF...
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    The MSDN WebCasts I would like to watch in July

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    Every month around this time I receive an email with the subject line "Upcoming Microsoft Webcasts..." I usually browse through the list, occasionally register for a few of the webcasts, and rarely attend. While I probably won't have the bandwidth to...
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    NetFx3.com is live!

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    The door is now open. Late last night we officially launched NetFx3.com . NetFx3.com is a new developer community that focuses on the four new technologies included in the.NET Framework 3.0. NetFx3.com is based in part on the feedback we received for...
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    WCF Interop Plug-Fest video on Channel9

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    A few weeks ago Vittorio Bertocci and Marc Mercuri recently caught a couple of the WCF PMs ( Kirill Gavrylyuk and Jorgen Thelin ) off guard and recorded a conversation about the WCF Interop Plug-fest events. If you're not familiar with the WCF inteorp...
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    WF Rocks at WinFx Event

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    Build custom activities http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
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    The new challenge

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    As Dennis blogged about two months ago, I've taken on a new challenge at Microsoft. I'm now responsible for leading a team of evangelists in Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group. Please no comments about MS middle management - I've heard...
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    WF Rocks at TechReady2

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    Build custom activities http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
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